Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh Voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016
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Broadway, Cabaret, Jazz and More Coming to The Smith Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup featuring the world's favorite Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

TOUCH, with ONCE's Katrina Lenk, Coming to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

59E59 Theaters welcomes Libra Theater Company with TOUCH, written by Toni Press-Coffman and directed by Nathaniel Shaw. TOUCH begins performances on Thursday, August 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 4.  Press opening is Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Writer Submissions Open for 'TRU Writer-Director Communications Lab'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the TRU Writer-Director Communications Lab on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at from 10am to 6pm at the Desotelle NuBox Theatre, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. Writers, visit truonline.org/events/communications-lab/ for a submission form - deadline for submissions is Wednesday July 27th. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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BWW Review: GREASE Plays it Cool at The Academy Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Jul 26, 2016

Right on the heels of A Chorus Line's final performance last weekend, Grease continues a wonderful summer season at the Playhouse by bringing youthful energy and pizazz to a show that is on almost everyone's list of favorite musicals. This production brings together a rather large cast whose energy and eagerness to present what they have all been working so hard on is evident in the characters they play in the midst of all the hullaballoo and teenage angst that Grease already is. (more...)

Team Epiphany and Complex Media Present #SUMMERFRIDAYS 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Actors, Musicians, Television Personalities And Professional Athletes Join JDRF And Unite In The Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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CHL Academy Names Mark Espinoza, Walmart, its new Leader of the Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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First Look: Nicole Scherzinger Joins Voice Cast of Disney's MOANA
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The highly anticipated Disney animated feature film MOANA, with music from HAMILTON Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and featuring fellow stage star Phillipa Soo, includes another stage vet in its voice cast: Nicole Scherzinger. (more...)

Photo Flash: Voice Talents & Character Images for Disney's MOANA Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios' MOANA which opens in theaters nationwide on Nov. 23, 2016, features a dynamic roster of characters brought to life by a talented group of actors. (more...)

New CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

A century's worth of treasures emerge from the shadows of both memory and history in this new CD, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS, out on digital Sept. 2 and physical CD on Sept. 9, 2016. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera 2016/2017 Season Update
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Houston Grand Opera will present four pinnacles of the operatic repertoire during the company's 2016-17 season, which also features the highly anticipated world premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie with libretto by Gene Scheer, and much-loved comedies by Donizetti and Mozart. Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will lead Gotterdammerung, the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians includingSimon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde. HGO will bring back its popular production of Gounod's Faust, with the HGO debut of international star tenor Michael Fabiano in the title role partnered by Houston favorite Ana Maria Martinez as Marguerite, along with the role debut of prominent bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni as Mephistopheles. The company will celebrate the 30thanniversary of HGO's world premiere of John Adams's pivotal Nixon in China by presenting James Robinson's production, of which HGO is a co-producer, with HGO Studio alumnus Scott Hendricks as Richard Nixon and soprano Andriana Chuchman as his wife, Pat. Patrick Summers will conduct Verdi'sthrilling Requiem, which critics at the time termed "an opera in ecclesiastical robes," with soloists Angela Meade, soprano, in her HGO debut; Sasha Cooke, alto; Alexey Dolgov, tenor; and Peixin Chen, bass; and the HGO Orchestra and Chorus. HGO's 62nd season will open with a whimsical production of Donizetti's buoyant The Elixir of Love, featuring tenor Dimitri Pittas as Nemorino and HGO Studio alumna Nicole Heaston as Adina and led by the eminent English conductor Jane Glover, HGO's 2016-17 Lynn Wyatt Great Artist, in her first HGO appearance. Mozart's zany yet deeply emotive comedy TheAbduction from the Seraglio-featuring Russian coloratura soprano and HGO Studio alumna Albina Shagimuratova as Konstanze and leading American tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Belmonte in HGO's inventive 2002 co-production-will close the main-stage season.   (more...)

Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing Voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces New Performances to its 2016-2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of three new shows to its 2016-2017 lineup including an added performance from Just For Laughs and Mills Entertainment's presentation of Britain's living legends of comedy John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The Center also welcomes chart-topping folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee for one night only on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8 p.m. and a special holiday performance from multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour onWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets for John Cleese and Eric Idle's previously announced show on Tuesday, November 1 sold-out in a matter of days with The Center adding an additional performance by popular demand on Sunday, October 30. Tickets start at $65.50. Tickets for Amos Lee range in price from $55-$65. Tickets for Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour range in price from $59-$85. Tickets go on-sale to the publicFriday, July 29 at noon and will be available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

Ester Lou Weithers Named 2016 FOX WRITERS INTENSIVE Fellow
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Fox Audience Strategy today announced that writer Ester Lou Weithers has been selected as this year's Fox Writers Intensive (FWI) Fellow. (more...)

bergenPAC Season Tickets On-Sale this Friday; Toni Braxton, A Christmas Carol, Pinkalicious & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Toni Braxton-Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8PM; A Christmas Carol: A New Production By Sundog Theatre-Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 1PM an 4PM; Masters of Illusion-Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8PM; Pinkalicious The Musical-Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1PM and 4PM; Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!-March 19, 2017 at 2PM and 5:30PM; and Shaolin Warriors-Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

VIDEOS: Remembering Marni Nixon, Both Unseen and On The Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The woman best known for dubbing the singing Voices of Hollywood stars also gave memorable stage and television performances. (more...)

Alicia M. Smith Releases COMMON STONES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The path of life, for all of its struggles, is paved with common stones. This is the firm belief of author Alicia M. Smith. In her new book, 'Common Stones: A glimpse into several different worlds, in an effort to become more acquainted with our own' (published by Inspiring Voices), Smith joins together a collection of real stories from real people triumphing over life-altering hurdles. The author is embarking on a marketing campaign to expand the book's reach. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch' Explores THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE's Country Place
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

A new book tells the true story of the infamous brothel that inspired the hit Broadway musical. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Renée Fleming VOICES: New Concert Season Featuring Leslie Odom Jr, Megan Hilty, Alan Cumming & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Artistic Advisor at Large Renee Fleming today announced the artists for the inaugural season of Renee Fleming Voices, a new concert series that heralds the power of the voice across a wide range of genres. The series includes Broadway favorites such as Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr., Tony® winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret), and Tony® favorite Megan Hilty, plus acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, opera sensation Lawrence Brownlee, multidisciplinary performance artist Rinde Eckert, and composer and jazz pianist Billy Childs, who will bring to life his Grammy Award® Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. (more...)

BWW Review: It's Austen Time - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY / I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 25, 2016

This past week I saw two different musicals that have taken their inspiration from classic Jane Austen novels and, while completely different in size and scale, both have considerable merits. The first is in San Diego where Paul Gordon's to-die-for new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is gracing the stage at The Old Globe. (more...)

Casting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for The Burials, a world premiere by Caitlin Parrish and the first production of SYA's 2016/17 season. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Counting Sheep
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2016

We speak to the creators of guerrilla folk opera Counting Sheep which is heading to the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/25/2016
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/25/2016. (more...)

BWW Feature: HELPMANN AWARDS 2016: ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING at Sydney Lyric Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 25, 2016

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Young Artists of Color Invited To Explore Opportunities in A Shared Moment Workshop
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

A trio of theatre women of color combine their expertise in the arts and activism to help their young colleagues. (more...)

CHA Announces 2017 Board of Directors Candidates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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People's Light Opens Conversations in Fifth Season of COMMUNITY MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Amid the current fractured national landscape - where political and cultural tensions have many people deeply angered, saddened, and retreating to their own ideological camps - the grassroots reading and discussion series, Community Matters at People's Light aims to spark conversation about relevant issues in our community with a diverse array of perspectives and Voices. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening, followed by a discussion with community partners, special guests, artists, and audiences. The fifth season of Community Matters features the reading and discussion of plays focused on the American work-force, mental illness, and the representation of race, gender, and sexuality in art. (more...)

MBS Productions Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Slave Letters Created & conceived by Mark-Brian Sonna October 13 - November 6, 2016 Due to record setting attendance we are bringing back our most acclaimed production at the larger Studio Theatre! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - A Masterful, Exhilarating Contemporary Take on A Shakespeare's Classic
by Gil Kaan - Jul 23, 2016

Prospect Theatre's inaugural production, Bradley Bredeweg's ingenious rock musical  ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOLUME 2, simply WOWS with its cast of triple-threat performers singing the hell out of cleverly-chosen pop songs while many times dancing up a storm. Creator Bredeweg tightly directs his high-energy troupe with a fast, smooth pace. (more...)

THE WANDERER at The Madison Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Charles Messina's The Wanderer, About The Life of Dion, is Coming to The Madison Theatre. (more...)

Eric Overmyer's ON THE VERGE at the Theatre at St. Claude
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

From celebrated playwright and television writer Eric Overmyer comes the tale of three intrepid female Victorian adventurers making their way across the mysterious Terra Incognita and discovering a new world, a new time, and even new identities. (more...)

Country star Chris Young to Headline CASE 'Labor of Love' 2016; Concert to Benefit Team Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

CASE Construction Equipment will host 'Labor of Love' 2016 on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5, 2016), featuring headliner and award winning country music star Chris Young. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Winsome Brown's HIT THE BODY ALARM to Play The Performing Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS MARY BROWN at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.), with previews set to begin September 20 prior to the solo play's official opening night September 22. Directed by Brad Rouse and Winsome Brown, HIT THE BODY ALARM is scheduled to run through October 2, 2016. (more...)

Freeform to Celebrate HARRY POTTER's Birthday with 3-Day Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

To celebrate this milestone, Freeform (the new name for ABC Family) is commemorating Harry Potter's birthday with a three-day programming event starting on FRIDAY, JULY 29 and continuing through SUNDAY, JULY 31. (more...)

GRAHAM-A-RAMA: #NOFILTER to Return to Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage and Graham Sobelman present GRAHAM-A-RAMA: #NOFILTER, Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2pm & 7pm. Sacramento composer/music director/producer GRAHAM SOBELMAN, is returning to CAPITAL STAGE, where he music directed The Behavior Of Broadus, for his second cabaret show this year. (more...)

Capital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. (more...)

PAI Foundation Presents a 3-day Playwriting Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

PA'I Foundation, in association with Kumu Kahua Theatre, presents a 3-day Playwriting Workshop for island writers, with Native American playwrights Larissa FastHorse and Ty Defoe. The workshop ? designed to serve writers of all levels, from novice to experienced ? will focus on jump-starting the writing process, exercises for the imagination, writing from your cultural perspective, and practical tips for completing and developing your work. Think of it as a crash course in getting started! (more...)

New Children's Theatre Launch BEYOND IMAGINATION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Imagine Project, a brand new children's theatre company focusing on gender equity, diversity, and inclusion, will launch its new company with Beyond Imagination, a gala event on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Colony Theatre Company in Burbank, CA. Imagine Project will be the only union theatre company in Los Angeles dedicated solely to children's programming. The event is free and open to the public but RSVP registration is required at imagineprojectca.com/eventbrite. The evening will feature complimentary food, wine, live entertainment, and an auction. Dress code is "cocktail swanky." Actor Jeffrey Landman, best known as Billy Hill in the Halloween film franchise, will serve as MC for the gala. John Achorn, Karl Ramsey, and Juliette Storace, of the Commedia dell'Arte Studio Zanni, will also perform. The launch event will serve as a fundraiser for the new theatre company. Proceeds will be used to fund production costs for The Tale of Turandot by Armina LaManna, Imagine Project's inaugural production slated for early 2017. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Joshua Henry, Danielle Brooks & More Join BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The event will take place August 1st at Columbia University's Lerner Hall. The event The show will begin at 8:30. Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

Netflix Greenlights Fourth Season of Hit Animated Series BOJACK HYORSEMAN
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Netflix turned to Twitter to announce the news that they have ordered a fourth season of the hit animated series BOJACK HORSEMAN. (more...)

Samuel Goldwyn Films & CMT Will Hatch Competitive Documentary CHICKEN PEOPLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Samuel Goldwyn Films and CMT announced today that Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights from CMT for CHICKEN PEOPLE. (more...)

IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN and More Set for Queens Theatre's 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Queens Theatre's new season, which will begin in October 2016 and continue through May 2017, will feature Dance, Theatre and Family programming along with many special events. (more...)

BWW Preview: KIDDO AND PATTY HEARST HEARST Brings Nostalgia of a Bygone Era
by Maggie Yates - Jul 22, 2016

The summer of 1974 was a time of political and social upheaval. Nixon is considering resignation post-Watergate scandal, and publishing heiress Patty Hearst is at large with the Symbionese Liberation Army in Southern California. 'Kiddo and Patty Hearst' examines a young woman's struggle to grow up in a tumultuous era, just around the corner from famous LA haunts. (more...)

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